Promotions and Hires to Support New Center of Excellence

Vulcan, a FEDA manufacturer member, is making series of changes aimed at establishing an organizational structure to support its expanding customer base and its new Center of Excellence.

“We have some amazing people we are promoting at Vulcan and some great new talent we are hiring to support our new Center of Excellence and ongoing commitment to best serve our customers,” Vice President and General Manager Chris Stern said.

Cathy Sexton joined Vulcan as the regional sales director for the Midwest and Southeast regions. She will be working alongside existing Regional Sales Directors Jim Sherman and Joe Maresca. Sexton is charged with executing on the consultant, K-12, chain, dealer and independent restaurant strategies for Vulcan with specific responsibility for delivering on annual sales and profit targets and building customer-centric solutions. She brings significant sales expertise to Vulcan, most recently serving as vice president of sales with North American Kitchen Solutions and has held leadership roles at G.E.T. Enterprises, Rational USA and TriMark SS Kemp.

Vulcan promoted Stacey Turek to director of chain sales. She will be managing a go-to-market team serving foodservice and food retail chain customers. Before her promotion, Turek worked as business development manager for Vulcan fryers, griddles and charbroilers and has been responsible for delivering equipment solutions to chain customers. She was previously director of national accounts for Middleby and served as a sales leader for the Kellwood Company.

Chris Henderson was promoted to director of engineering. He is responsible for leading the design engineering team in its pursuit to develop top quality, energy efficient equipment using customer-back innovation. He previously spent time at Vulcan sister division Traulsen.

Meghan Hurst was promoted to director of marketing and leads a team of brand, digital and product marketers. She is also responsible for enabling growth within the K-12 market segment alongside K-12 Ambassador Mike Burke, and with consultants alongside Consultant Services Manager Dan Montgomery. Hurst joined Vulcan seven years ago following roles at Dansko Footwear and Clemens Food Group.